Fafnir: third issue is out

Siegfried kills Fafnir (wikimedia commons)
Siegfried kills Fafnir (wikimedia commons)

Spread the word: We are proud to present the third issue of Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research! The issue can be read at http://journal.finfar.org.

Fafnir is a new, peer-reviewed academic journal which is published in electronic format four times a year. It is published by The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (Suomen science fiction- ja fantasiatutkimuksen seura ry).

The third issue celebrates fantasy. The articles, discussion and reviews in the issue postulate on questions of fantasy literature, fantastic milieus and the imaginative with the discussions on human and humanoid aesthetics in The Chronicles of Narnia, on the subject of the woods as topos in fantastic literature, and on the genre logics of speculative fiction with the example of Finnish weird.

In addition to this, the third issue offers you two literary reviews on recent books by Brian Attebery and Sanna Lehtonen which present new and important insights into fantasy.

Please do remember that Fafnir welcomes submissions of research articles, short overviews, academic book reviews, essays, opinion pieces and the like. More detailed information on the journal and the upcoming issues is available at journal.finfar.org.

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the University of Tampere, Finland.